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Volkswagen Golf 2011 — Car rental alternative in Edinburgh, GB EH12 5JZ
Volkswagen Golf 2011

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£42/day
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Entwined with nooks and crannies, rocky landscapes next to the sea, and striking monuments, the Athens of the North exudes enough air of mystery to lure you down a few more alleyways in the Old Town.

Home to some of the world’s largest arts festivals, jubilant pubs, and medieval castles casting breathtaking silhouettes, book your Edinburgh car hire alternative and revel in the down-to-earth vibes where you can let the rules slide once in a while.

Edinburgh favourites

Leave plenty of room in your schedule to experience the best of Scotland’s capital, which is bursting with medieval history and artsy cultural events.

Edinburgh Castle

Worth every minute of your time, head to the grand stone walls of the city’s iconic castle, which perches above the city on an extinct volcano. Feeling peckish? Go for an afternoon tea with homemade scones.

Camera Obscura

Perfect for all ages and tricking brains since 1835, experience a variety of fun and quirky optical illusions at one of Edinburgh’s oldest attractions.

Arthur's Seat

Head out into nature and hike to the highest point in the city for unparalleled views of the skyline and ancient hill forts believed to be structures from the days of King Arthur.

Hit the road

Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

Even though Edinburgh itself is a magical place with its charming old-world buildings and cobblestone streets, veer away from the city in your Edinburgh hire car alternative and you’ll encounter a whole new landscape.

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Loch Ness

Surrounded by elusive beauty and home to the mythical Loch Ness Monster, spend a day in the rugged Scottish Highlands where you can take a boat out to search for Nessie.

Stirling

Steeped in folklore, Stirling is known as the gateway to the Highlands. Standing strong and tall since the medieval days, make time to visit the majestic Stirling Castle.

Elie

Cruise along just over an hour to the gorgeous coastal town of Elie and you’ll be met with golden beaches, a historic 16th-century harbor, and spectacular views at the Elie Lighthouse.

Average ratings in Edinburgh
(5 stars)
Viviana G.
Hyundai i10 2009

The car was clean and very easy to drive. Antony was always very kind and available.

Viviana G.
- June 19, 2019
Garrett G.
Ford Fiesta 2011

First time using Toro, and despite a little hiccup with booking times-Laura was communicative and understanding. Hope to available of Toro (and Laura’s Festia) again.

Garrett G.
- June 10, 2019
Cedric-Pascal S.
Hyundai i10 2009

We booked Anthony‘s car for a roadtrip around the Highlands and the Isles of Scotland, and had an amazing time! Anthony is a great and fair host, completely unlike any typical rental agent! The car (Hyundai i10) is 10 years old, but if all you need is a cheap car to get around, this is a great budget choice! We enjoyed our time and would book again! :)

Cedric-Pascal S.
- June 7, 2019
Don W.
Ford EcoSport 2014

Kirsteen was absolutely wonderful and the car was great for a day out and about with a family of 4 north of Edinburgh. Beyond trouble free, Kirsteen was flexible, friendly and prompt on both pickup and return. Would definitely recommend and rent from here again!

Don W.
- June 19, 2019
Andres P.
Audi TT Coupe 2017

Fabulous vehicle, easy to drive and fun!

Andres P.
- June 26, 2019
Kevin A.
Chevrolet Aveo 2010

To explore Scotland economically in a reliable car!

Kevin A.
- May 23, 2019
Lorenzo P.
Mazda Mazda6 2010

Jaffar was very helpful, punctual and friendly. Car is in mint conditions. Definitely, recommend!

Lorenzo P.
- July 14, 2019
Bonny W.
Volkswagen Polo 2016

Great little car and fun to drive. Lauren was a pleasure to deal with.

Bonny W.
- July 4, 2019
Renard R.
Volkswagen Golf 2011

Scott was an awesome host. His car was clean, awesome to drive and most importantly Scott was nice and very responsive. I would most definitely rent from him again.

Renard R.
- August 11, 2019
Becky L.
MINI Cooper 2017

A lovely car to drive and super easy to collect and drop off. :-)

Becky L.
- August 11, 2019
Dzaky S.
Ford Fiesta 2011

First time using Turo and lucky to have Laura as my first host. Thanks so much for the tips on using the app and she’s a great host.

Dzaky S.
- August 3, 2019
Kenni A.
Ford Mondeo 2015

Saved our vacation! Amazing guy!

Kenni A.
- October 3, 2019
Charlotte G.
Hyundai i30 2015

Antony is very nice and friendly, flexible as well for the delivery of the car. The car is perfect for a road trip through Scotland and was very easy to drive, won't hesitate to hire that car again, we recommande!

Charlotte G.
- October 2, 2019
Adri L.
Ford Fiesta 2016

Perfect car and thomas To! Go take it!

Adri L.
- October 16, 2019
Seth S.
Vauxhall Corsa 2017

Great car for a great price! Very willing to work with you on the pickup and drop off. Would book again!

Seth S.
- October 18, 2019
Baptiste W.
Hyundai i10 2009

Everything was perfect with that lovely little car, Anthony was really kind and funny, he even drived us back to our flat after we gave the car back ! Perfect from end to finish

Baptiste W.
- October 8, 2019
Grant F.
Audi A1 2013

Awesome car. Kevin was super helpful with pick up and drop off!

Grant F.
- October 27, 2019
Xavier D.
MINI Cooper 2017

Fantastic experience with Charlie

Xavier D.
- November 7, 2019
Christina L.
Toyota Prius 2009

Fahad is so accommodating and kind. Would definitely recommend

Christina L.
- November 21, 2019
Ioanna S.
Mercedes-Benz CLA 2013

Alvaro was so gracious to accommodate me at the last minute when I really needed to rent a vehicle. He even cancelled other plans to let me have the car. The car is fantastic and drives really well. It looks perfect as if it was brand new. Alvaro was always communicative whenever I had a problem. I hope I can rent again from him in the future.

Ioanna S.
- November 14, 2019
Rodrigo M.
Ford Fiesta 2011

Laura was a great host and we loved her car. Easy experience overall

Rodrigo M.
- August 29, 2019
Baptiste H.
Audi A1 2013

Kevin’s car is just perfect for a trip around Scotland. Definitely the good size to master the single track roads and crowded carparks of the Highlands, Skye and Lewis&Harris in August. And Kevin was really flexible and accommodating, bringing the car to our hotel in downtown Edinburgh.

Baptiste H.
- August 29, 2019
Brad K.
Toyota Prius 2009

Great car, very clean, great gas mileage. Could use some new windshield wipers since it rains for at least a little bit every day in Scotland, but I would not hesitate to book with Fahad again! Pick up and drop-off was a breeze - Fahad even parked the car in the hotel parking garage and left the keys with the front desk for me! We were a little late getting back to Edinburgh, but he was totally accommodating of that. It was a great trip through the Highlands thanks to Fahad!!

Brad K.
- July 29, 2019
Aleksander U.
Toyota AYGO 2009

Great car for a road trip! Small and convenient for two people. It was a good choice to rent a car from Ben.

Aleksander U.
- August 18, 2019
Muhammad A.
Ford EcoSport 2014

Kirsteen is very nice and give us an Excellent and very polite service ... We and my family wish her best of luck in her future..

Muhammad A.
- August 18, 2019
Morgan J.
Volkswagen Golf 2011

Great car for Scotland as the roads can be narrow and so happy I had an automatic transmission. It made navigating the country much easier.

Morgan J.
- August 16, 2019
Anvar Jamal S.
Peugeot RCZ 2010

It was a nice experience renting Ahmed’s car. We - me and my wife drove it to Glasgow, Loch Lomond and Stirling and in Edinburgh. Thanks for being flexible when returning the car. The car itself got some power but don’t expect a quick throw like powerful sports one. Some of the features in the car I liked were automatic wipers - good for Scottish weather haha and cruise control to get my legs relaxed on highways. There is plenty of space for luggage - better than a Mini I think. Some things to take care of - this is a turbocharged engine so if you drive revving up engine all the time -you should expect to have a low mileage but that should be a problem if you drive normally. If you want to save some money on cleaning (we opted to pay £30 for cleaning as we didn’t had time to clean) , so take your time - go to a car shop and do a manual inside and outside clean which shall cost just mere about £10. Drive with style that’s the car for you then.

Anvar Jamal S.
- September 11, 2019
John P.
MINI Cooper 2017

Excellent communication and car was exactly as described. Charlie is a great host.

John P.
- July 21, 2019
Marek C.
Volkswagen Golf 2011

excelent car, Scott is very friendly and responds almost immediately

Marek C.
- July 25, 2019
Ryan F.
Ford Mondeo 2015

Renting from Will could not have been easier with pickup near city centre. Having the sleeping bags and foldable camping chairs in the boot is a huge plus. Very happy with my experience. Would rent from again!

Ryan F.
- September 6, 2019
Alastair L.
MINI Cooper 2017

My first time using Turo and Charlie was super quick and helpful. Awesome car, and great experience all round. Highly recommend.

Alastair L.
- May 6, 2019
Bruno A.
Ford Focus 2017

Amazing service from these guys !!! Totally recommend !!!

Bruno A.
- May 6, 2019
Paul C.
Volkswagen Golf 2011

Scott was great. The car ran well and we drove all over Scotland. Great on gas too. Thx for everything!

Paul C.
- May 8, 2019
Hannah W.
Toyota AYGO 2009

Car economic on petrol. Drove well. Owner lovely and punctual. Would recommend

Hannah W.
- May 26, 2019
Neil K.
MINI Cooper 2017

Charlie was really helpful, responsive, accessible and flexible. The arrangement was a breeze and Charlie was really accommodating. The car is great and maintained well and was perfect for our trip to the Loch.

Neil K.
- May 25, 2019
Antoine G.
Hyundai i30 2015

We had an awesome trip with Antony’s car ! Antony is kind and punctual ans the car is perfect !

Antoine G.
- May 30, 2019
Bohdan H.
Toyota Prius 2009

Thanks Fahad, everything was good, it was great weekend in Highland, and this car was very helped.

Bohdan H.
- June 1, 2019
Carole P.
MINI Cooper 2015

Nick is very friendly and flexible on timing. The organisation for check-in and out is super clear and convenient in the heart of Edinburgh, but in little streets where I was able to handle the car away from traffic. He answers very quickly if you need advises on his car. The car is awesome! Easy and responsive, very clean. It drives easy both in mountains and the city. Thank you Nick!

Carole P.
- December 28, 2019
Kayne N.
Volkswagen Golf 2011

Great car and host. Will definitely recommend

Kayne N.
- December 29, 2019
Nicole F.
Toyota Prius 2009

Fahad made our first Turo trip so easy! The car was super easy to drive around the Highlands of Scotland and he offered to drop off the car at our place which was very convenient.

Nicole F.
- January 4, 2020
Andrew S.
Volkswagen Golf 2011

Scott was a great “car host”. He was easy to communicate with and quick to respond if we ever needed anything! We used his car to get up to the highlands for a few days and it was beautiful. This car did a great job and was perfect for the small highland highways. Would definitely recommend this car to anyone thinking about wanting to see a little more of Scotland! Car is in great condition and ran wonderfully!

Andrew S.
- January 6, 2020
David T.
Volkswagen Golf 2011

Great guy! Highly recommended if you are in Edinburgh.

David T.
- February 1, 2020
Delvis S.
Fiat 500 2010

Very welcome host. Small extra help also offered at pickup/return. Recommend. Car in good condition.

Delvis S.
- January 24, 2020
Tyler K.
Ford Fiesta 2016

Tomasz was great and incredibly accommodating. He met us at the nearest station and even dropped us off close to our accommodation afterwards. The car was great, incredibly clean and drove really well.

Tyler K.
- September 2, 2020
Alexander H.
Honda Civic 2019

Adrian could not have been a kinder, more understanding and helpful host. He is very communicative and responsive. His car is great. I strongly recommend him to everyone.

Alexander H.
- September 2, 2020
Callum D.
Audi A1 2013

We used the car for a couple of days to travel around Scotland and it was really good, no issues at all.

Callum D.
- September 13, 2020
Vu P.
Fiat 500 2010

Darren was great to deal with, super fast communication, flexible pick up and return times. The car was great and clean. I would definitely hire from again and recommend!

Vu P.
- March 2, 2020
Isac N.
Hyundai i10 2010

Jorge is a great host and everything went smoothly. The car itself is fun to drive and is perfect for the small roads in Scotland. We were 4 people driving around almost all day without problem. for a small car it's quiet as well, which is a bonus if conversation is something you enjoy. I recommend renting this car from Jorge!

Isac N.
- March 16, 2020
Margreet C.
Ford Fiesta 2016

The car is in great condition and we had an amazing trip in Scotland. Tomasz is friendly and easy going with us. We highly recommend him :)

Margreet C.
- August 11, 2020
Victor N.
Fiat 500 2010

It was my second time booking Darren's car and I'd do the same so many times for sure. Darren was very flexible regarding the pick up and drop off. Car is very cheap to run and everything went fine. I'd really recommend

Victor N.
- September 16, 2020
Ash A.
Ford Fiesta 2016

Fabulous car and lovely owner. Would definitely book this car again.

Ash A.
- September 21, 2020
Billie K.
Toyota Prius 2009

Super hospitable host. Dropped the car off to us and dropped us home at the end of our trip (as we were staying central Edinburgh) Amazing! Super lovely drive, as it is a Prius the car does lack power. But Scottish roads are well maintained and easy to drive. Would recommend

Billie K.
- October 14, 2020
Simon D.
Audi A1 2013

Great little car, Kevin is a top host. Highly recommend

Simon D.
- October 10, 2020
Tales S.
Honda Civic 2009

Was a perfect trip! The car is amazing! Prayas is a Very cool Guy and make sure that everything is ok for you.

Tales S.
- May 25, 2019
Juan S.
Toyota Prius 2009

Fahad was very nice and flexible with pick-up and drop-off. He was easy to reach and communicate with, and would answer real fast in case of help/need. The car was very comfortable, big spaces, smooth driving, economic fuel consumption. 100% recommend.

Juan S.
- May 31, 2019
Jason V.
Vauxhall Insignia 2017

It was a great trip with a great car, not the one on the ad but a totally equivalent one (2017 Ford Mondeo Diesel). The staff was very helpful. I recommend Turner Hire & Drive 100%

Jason V.
- May 31, 2019
Tom C.
Ford Mondeo 2015

Great car. Smelled good. Ran good. Will was very accommodating.

Tom C.
- May 28, 2019
Steven J.
Toyota Prius 2009

Fahad is the picture of flexibility and communication. He was very easy to work and plan with. I highly recommend renting from him, and if I find myself in the area again, he's the first person I'll turn to. Thank you Fahad!

Steven J.
- June 3, 2019
John M.
Volkswagen Golf 2011

Scott was superbly communicative and helpful in staying on top of a no-fault incident that happened during our trip. My sense is that he probably went through more than he had to for the Turo processes and for that I'm deeply grateful. Gem of a guy.

John M.
- June 19, 2019
Julio M.
Ford EcoSport 2014

Kirsteen was a really helpful host during the whole process. I was able to rent a very nice car for a very reasonable price. 100% recommendable.

Julio M.
- June 19, 2019
Andrzej S.
Audi TT Coupe 2017

Great host, great car! There were a few minor inconveniences, but nothing major, I would definitely book again

Andrzej S.
- July 2, 2019
Mathilde L.
Audi A1 2013

Voiture très propre et performante

Mathilde L.
- September 26, 2019
Tommy K.
MINI Cooper 2018

James is wonderful to work with and this Mini is excellent. The car drove really well and is in great condition.

Tommy K.
- September 5, 2019
Thomas W.
Toyota Prius 2009

We toured from north to south, east to west, about 1500 miles in Fahad’s Prius! Not a mechanical problem at all, and great fuel mileage! Would rent again.

Thomas W.
- September 1, 2019
Nicolas J.
Volkswagen Polo 2016

Lauren was very nice, and the car is perfect for weekends or small trips.

Nicolas J.
- August 19, 2019
Radek G.
Audi A1 2013

Amazing car and very good communication!

Radek G.
- September 15, 2019
Vladimir T.
Vauxhall Corsa 2017

This was an excellent experience. They were so friendly and flexible. Would 100% rent again. The car was also 100% alright so yeah everything was perfect! :)

Vladimir T.
- August 2, 2019
Brent K.
Toyota Prius 2009

Great host - great car - such excellent mileage!

Brent K.
- October 13, 2019
Stephen M.
Vauxhall Insignia 2017

They offered to deliver the car and pick us up from our hotel. The staff were amazing and the price was great and the car they had was basically brand new! Would rent again!!

Stephen M.
- October 16, 2019
Holly N.
Volkswagen Polo 2016

Lauren was easy to communicate with and driving her car was great; clean and easy to maneuver on Scotland’s roads / roundabouts. If you’re nervous about driving in the UK, don’t be! I did drive on the slow lanes the first day as I adjusted to right-side driving, but it didn’t take long to drive naturally.

Holly N.
- October 17, 2019
Kyle K.
MINI Cooper 2017

Cannot recommend this vehicle enough. First time using Turo, and Charlie was excellent. Very helpful with pickup and return, kept in touch throughout trip. The Mini Coop was a pleasure to drive, and very clean. Highly recommend. Would without a doubt rent it again when in the UK next. Thanks!

Kyle K.
- July 10, 2019
James M.
MINI Cooper 2018

James’s mini is a great car - fun to drive. Very easy to deal with. Would definitely use James again if I’m in Edinburgh

James M.
- August 18, 2019
Bradley C.
MINI Cooper 2017

Fantastic car, easy to drive and Charl made the whole process easy and enjoyable.

Bradley C.
- August 19, 2019
Elliot S.
Audi A1 2013

Went for a weekend trip to the Scottish Highlands, Kevin was an excellent host and did everything he could to make sure the trip went smoothly. Pickup and drop off were very simple and he was flexible about times and locations (within reason). The car is exactly as described, and is comfortable and immaculate inside and out, while being very competitively priced. I wouldn't hesitate to book this car again, and can't recommend both car and owner enough!

Elliot S.
- July 28, 2019
Cédric N.
Vauxhall Astra 2017

Excellent hiring company. Really kind.

Cédric N.
- August 12, 2019
Amrit M.
Vauxhall Corsa 2017

We rented the car for two days To take a trip around the highlands. Madhab is a great host and the car provided was flawless. Great gas mileage and really comfortable. 👌🏽👌🏽

Amrit M.
- May 18, 2019
Léa R.
Hyundai i10 2009

Wonderful trip thanks to Antony's car. We made a tour of Scotland using this car without any trouble, and Antony is flexible and friendly, I truly recommend him !

Léa R.
- May 12, 2019
Jeffrey B.
Mercedes-Benz Viano 2015

This van was perfect for our needs! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience with Norman. Thank you!

Jeffrey B.
- October 26, 2019
Aymeric P.
Hyundai i30 2015

It was a very Nice Trip with Anthony’s car ! It’s easy to call him , and he is a very nice host.

Aymeric P.
- October 20, 2019
Vasile C.
MINI Cooper 2017

great car & communication, had a lovely trip

Vasile C.
- November 14, 2019
Sean R.
Ford Mondeo 2015

Will was exceptionally helpful and offered great advice for my trip. The car was exactly i needed and easy/comfortable to drive for 6 hours a day. Highly recommend

Sean R.
- November 12, 2019
Eva M.
Audi A1 2013

Kevin was so kind and flexible and the car was a joy to drive, perfect for the narrow roads:).

Eva M.
- October 23, 2019
James N.
MINI Cooper 2017

Nice nippy little car well suited to highland road tripping! Super easy to pick up and drop off. Being a Turo virgin, I misread the mileage limit and exceeded it a fair bit (completely my fault!) so I'd recommend buying extra mileage if you're heading to the highlands. Many thanks Charlie!

James N.
- December 4, 2019
Charlotte P.
Volkswagen Polo 2016

Lauren was fantastic to work with, very flexible and accommodating. Car is easy to get to on public transport from the airport, fun to drive and super economical. Highly recommend!

Charlotte P.
- December 1, 2019
Brandon N.
Fiat 500 2010

Darren’s an amazing host, and his car is just perfect for a road trip! Interior’s clean and neat, and Darren was very helpful with my queries, prior and during my trip. Thanks for the awesome ride!

Brandon N.
- February 5, 2020
Jan Č.
Vauxhall Astra 2017

Car was in perfect shape, spotless clean. It was delivered to the Airport on time. We didn't want to return the car to the airport since we stayed in Edinburgh for couple more days, so we agreed to return it to Edinburgh office and David dropped us back to the city centre. Great customer service.

Jan Č.
- January 2, 2020
Martin Ž.
Hyundai i10 2010

I highly recommend Jorge and his car! Great communication and a really good price. Thank you .

Martin Ž.
- March 21, 2020
Kégan R.
Hyundai i10 2010

Great trip. Car was clean and everything we needed for a day trip. Jorge was easy to get a hold of and quick to respond. Would recommend to anyone

Kégan R.
- March 16, 2020
Dennis S.
Fiat 500 2010

10/10 excellent service. Darren was very nice, professional and accommodating

Dennis S.
- February 16, 2020
Johnny P.
Hyundai i10 2010

Nice little car and Jorge (the host) was excellent at explaining the cars features and was easily contactable throughout the trip. Car was reliable and good with fuel. Would recommend.

Johnny P.
- March 4, 2020

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